Lot 290 - 2007 Smart Fortwo Convertible Brabus Red Edition
|Odometer reading||112,734 km|
|Result||Sold - £6,226|
- One of only 15 convertible examples produced
- Brabus Red Edition example
The Smart design concept began at Mercedes-Benz in the early 70s and late 80s. After brief backing by Volkswagen, the first model was released by Daimler-Benz in October 1998. Designed on the base of the Fortwo Brabus, this limited-edition example can be distinguished by its bright Intense Red colour and is powered by a 75bhp, three-cylinder turbo charged engine, with a top speed of 150km/h, unlike the other Fortwo cars that were traditionally restricted to 135km/h. The passenger compartment has seats and door linings in Alcantara leather and red top stitching, the speedometer, clock and turbo pressure gauge have the same red surrounds and the dashboard is covered in black Alcantara. Other than that, the car shares the major elements of the Brabus versions, such as the twin exhaust, 16” Monoblock alloys and various accessories to assist the passengers such as air conditioning and paddle shift steering wheel.
This Fortwo Brabus Red Edition convertible has had three former keepers from new and was acquired by the current vendor in 2016. Presented in very good condition throughout the Brabus is showing circa 112,732 Kilometers (70,049 miles) on the odometer and comes with a sizeable history file including various old MoT test certificates, the current V5 registration document and the original service booklet containing many service records from Mercedes-Benz main dealers. One of just 15 convertible examples produced, this example with modest mileage is a very rare car indeed. Offered without reserve and with a very good history we are sure this limited-edition example will bring much enjoyment to its new custodian.
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